April 2008 Cases Decided by the First Court of Appeals - Houston, Texas
(Tex. App.- Houston [1st Dist.] 2008)
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April 2008 Decision and Opinion Release Dates:  

Apr. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 17, 18. 21, 22, 23, 24, 2008

APRIL 2008 CIVIL CASE TABLE

APRIL 2008 DECIDED CASES (with links to opinions in civil cases)

April 24, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-06-01008-CV Stephanie Roqumore v. Virginia Power Energy Marketing, Inc.
Appeal from 164th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-06-01034-CV Beatrice Molho dba Dynamic Health Care Clinic v. Josef Allon dba AVSCO
Appeal from 295th District Court of Harris County

Vasquez v. Hildenbrand (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 24, 2008)(Keyes)
[
auto PI, negligence, recusal motion]
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala
01-06-01067-CV Nancy Vasquez v. Brenda Hildenbrand
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon.
Jack Cagle  

In the Matter of T.W.C., Jr. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 24, 2008) (Radack) (juvenile, erroneous admonishment)
REVERSE TC JUDGMENT AND REMAND CASE TO TC FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS: Opinion by Chief Justice
Radack
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-06-01150-CV In The Matter of T.W.C., Jr.
Appeal from County Court at Law No 2 & Probate Court of Brazoria County  
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Mark Holder  

Quinn v. Milanizadeh (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 24, 2008) (Higley)
(
divorce, separate property, common law marriage, informal marriage)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Higley
Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley
01-07-00489-CV Tyrone Michael Quinn v. Shaleh Rene Milanizadeh
Appeal from 308th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon.
Georgia Dempster

Salmeron v. T-Mobile West Corp. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 24, 2008)(Subst. op. by Jennings)
(
county court's dismissal of appeal from JP court was error, appeal bond was timely after all as shown by supplemental
record)
REVERSE TC JUDGMENT AND REMAND CASE TO TC FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS: Opinion by Justice Jennings
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-07-00532-CV Stella Salmeron v. T-Mobile West Corporation
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon.
Jacqueline Lucci Smith

In re Henry (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 24, 2008)(Hanks)
(
dominant jurisdiction, anti-suit injunction appeal, motion to abate denied, mandamus denied)
DENY PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Opinion by Justice Hanks  
Before Justices Taft, Hanks and Higley
01-07-00601-CV In re David Henry
Appeal from County Court at Law No 1 & Probate Court of Brazoria County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Jerri Lee Mills  

Henry v. McMichael (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 24, 2008)(Hanks)
(dominant jurisdiction,
temporary injunction appeal)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Hanks
Before Justices Taft, Hanks and Higley
01-07-00622-CV David Henry v. James McMichael and Elizabeth Ann Koehler Co-Independent Executors of The Estate
of W.T. McMichael and Catherine McMichael
Appeal from County Court at Law No 1 & Probate Court of Brazoria County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Jerri Lee Mills  

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala
01-07-00756-CV James E. Carpenter v. Unifund CCR Partners
Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 3 of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala
01-07-00869-CV Galadriel Meade v. Hometeam Pest Defense, LLC, et als
Appeal from 113th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-00878-CV Patricia Burks v. Texas Workforce Commission and Sara Lee Food Service
Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 4 of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-07-00950-CV Irwin Palchick v. Chase Bank, N.A.
Appeal from 61st District Court of Harris County

Gales v. Denis (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 24, 2008)(Keyes)

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-07-01101-CV William F. Gales, Sr. v. Michael William Denis
Appeal from Probate Court No 4 of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-08-00019-CV Woodrow Wilson Miller v. Hilda Flores
Appeal from 164th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-08-00050-CV Aurora Russell v. IT Dimensions, Inc.
Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 4 of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-08-00064-CV Kazi N. Hussain dba Shopper Supermarket v. Alief Independent School District
Appeal from 129th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-08-00072-CV Larry Welenc v. Arturo Michel (City Attorney)
Appeal from 80th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-08-00079-CV Estate of Myrtle Bennett v. Estate of Julia Mae Warner Thompson
Appeal from County Court of Austin County

In re Valdes (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 24, 2008)(Keyes)
(motion for reconsideration of motion for new trial,
plenary power expired, order void)
GRANT PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Opinion by Justice Keyes
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala
01-08-00165-CV In re Fernando F. Valdes
Appeal from 122nd District Court of Galveston County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. John Ellisor  


Criminal Causes Decided:

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Hanks
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-06-01114-CR Ysidro Rios Rivera v. The State of Texas
Appeal from 405th District Court of Galveston County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Hanks  
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00045-CR Anthony Flores v. The State of Texas
Appeal from 149th District Court of Brazoria County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes  
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-07-00066-CR Okensy Fortunato v. The State of Texas
Appeal from 176th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Hanks
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00155-CR Everardo Zuniga v. The State of Texas
Appeal from 232nd District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Taft  
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-07-00350-CR Ruben Lujano v. The State of Texas
Appeal from Co Crim Ct at Law No 15 of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Hanks  
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00542-CR Jarred Jackson v. The State of Texas
Appeal from 174th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Higley
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00548-CR Abraham Ortega v. The State of Texas
Appeal from 179th District Court of Harris County

April 23, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

DISMISS PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-08-00314-CV In re G.B., a minor child, by and through Arthur Burbano; Cheryl Burbano
Appeal from of County

Criminal Causes Decided:

April 22, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

DENY PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Opinion by Justice Alcala
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala
01-08-00120-CV In re Brewer Leasing, Inc. and Texas Stretch, Inc.
Appeal from 334th District Court of Harris County

Criminal Causes Decided:

April 21, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

Concurrence by Taft in Klein and BCM v. Hernandez (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 21, 2008)
OPINION CONCURRING WITH THIS COURT'S JUDGMENT: Concurring Opinion by Justice Taft
Before Justices Taft, Jennings and Alcala)
01-06-00569-CV Geffrey Klein, M.D. and Baylor College of Medicine v. Cynthia Hernandez as the Parent and Next
Friend of N.H., A Minor
Appeal from 152nd District Court of Harris County

Criminal Causes Decided

April 18, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

DISMISS PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam  [ PDF ]
Before Justices Taft, Jennings and Bland
01-08-00253-CV In re Kristal Timish Walker a/k/a Kristal Timisha Walker
Appeal from 314th District Court of Harris County

Criminal Causes Decided:

April 17, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

Howeth Investments, Inc. v. The City of Hedwig Village (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 17, 2008)(Taft)
(
real estate law, land regulation, plat application, constitutional challenge)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Taft  
Before Justices Taft, Alcala and Hanks
01-05-00904-CV Howeth Investments, Inc., and Jack Howeth, as Trustee for the 881 Development Trust and the 901
Development Trust-assignees for Howeth Investments, Inc. v. The City of Hedwig Village, The City of Hedwig Village
Planning and Zoning Commission, and S. Frank White, Robert A. Wiener, Norman E. Ward and Kathering Vazquez
Appeal from 189th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. William R. Burke, Jr.

SET ASIDE TC JUDGMENT AND RENDER JUDGMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARTIES' AGREEMENT: Per Curiam  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Bland
01-06-00245-CV National Family Care Life Insurance Company v. Lelia E. Vann
Appeal from 239th District Court of Brazoria County

SET ASIDE TC JUDGMENT AND REMAND CASE TO TC FOR RENDITION OF JUDGMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH
PARTIES' AGREEMENT: Per Curiam  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Alcala and Bland
01-06-00363-CV Deutsche Bank National Trust Company f/k/a Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A., as trustee
for Aames Mortgage Trust Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2002-1 v. Sealy Davis
Appeal from 212th District Court of Galveston County

Klein, MD and BCM v. Hernandez (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 17, 2008)(Jenning)(HCLC)
DISMISS APPEAL: Opinion by Justice Jennings  
Before Justices Taft, Jennings and Alcala
01-06-00569-CV Geffrey Klein, M.D. and Baylor College of Medicine v. Cynthia Hernandez as the Parent and Next
Friend of N.H., A Minor
Appeal from 152nd District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Kenneth P. Wise
Concurring Opinion by Justice Taft in Geffrey Klein, M.D. and Baylor College of Medicine v. Cynthia Hernandez as the
Parent and Next Friend of N.H., A Minor--Appeal from 152nd District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Judge Kenneth P. Wise

Safety National Casualty Corp. v. State of Texas (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 17, 2008)(Nuchia)
(bond forfeiture case, interest calculation)
REVERSE TC JUDGMENT AND RENDER JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Nuchia  
Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley
01-07-00122-CV
01-07-00123-CV Safefy National Casualty Corporation, Michael W. Cox v. State of Texas
Appeal from 180th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Debbie Montooth-Stricklin

Charida v. Allstate Indemnity Co. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 17, 2008)(Higley)
(
auto insurance law, no UM/UIM coverage not for family members)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Higley  
Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley
01-07-00278-CV Amal Charida v. Allstate Indemnity Company and Fawzi Shreida
Appeal from 151st District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Caroline E. Baker

Mann v. HCAD (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 17, 2008)(Radack)
(
tax appeal, unequally and excessively appraised, SJ for taxing authorities affirmed, no due process violation)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Chief Justice Radack  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-07-00436-CV Paul M. Mann and Carolyn S. Mann v. Harris County Appraisal District and the Appraisal Review
Board of Harris County Appraisal District Appeal from 280th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Tony Lindsay

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-07-00498-CV CVS Pharmacy, Inc. and Angelique Norris v. Leah Fischer Cain
Appeal from 80th District Court of Harris County

Briggs v. Briggs (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 19, 2008)(Bland)
(declaratory judgment, dispute over the designation of a beneficiary for the proceeds of a 401k plan)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Bland  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-07-00580-CV Susana A. Briggs, Godson S. Briggs and Moseba Briggs v. Latarsha N. Briggs
Appeal from 80th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court
Judge: Hon. Lynn Bradshaw-Hull  

UTMB v. Railsback (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 19, 2008)(Jennings)(HCLC, motion to dismiss, absence,
adequacy of expert report)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT IN PART, REVERSE TC JUDGMENT IN PART, AND RENDER JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice
Jennings  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-07-00729-CV University of Texas Medical Branch v. Lynda Railsback
Appeal from 405th District Court of Galveston County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Wayne J. Mallia  

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-07-00757-CV Tammy L. Holmstrom v. Peoples Trust Federal Credit Union f/k/a Shell Employees Federal Credit
Union
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 4 of Harris County

Llorance v. Sohi (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 17, 2008)(Higley)
(
family law SAPCR modification, default arbitration order affirmed)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Higley  
Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley
01-07-00840-CV Leezet Llorance v. Farhad Safavi Sohi
Appeal from 257th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
The Honorable Judy L. Warne  

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-00841-CV H. M. Baum v. Bernard H. Feldman--Appeal from 113th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-00871-CV Shawns Auto Part Mechanic and Body Shop v. Arturo Castillo--Appeal from 151st District Court of
Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-00875-CV George Spralding v. Discover Bank--Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 3 of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00906-CV In re Dwayne Kent Singleton--Appeal from Probate Court No 3 of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-07-00913-CV Ted Lawrence Robertson v. Sandy Melamed, et al--Appeal from 151st District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-00981-CV Rolisha Goins v. Hitchcock Independent School District, et al--Appeal from 10th District Court of
Galveston County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-01042-CV Dixieline, Inc., dba Dixieline Dozer Work v. Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages, Inc.--Appeal from Co Civil
Ct at Law No 4 of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-01046-CV Julie Ann Atchison Ruffino v. AllState Texas Lloyd's Inc.--Appeal from 295th District Court of Harris
County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-01115-CV 2002 Black Honda Civic v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 56th District Court of Galveston County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-08-00002-CV Demetria Franklin v. Bankers Trust Company of California N.A.--Appeal from County Court at Law No
4 of Fort Bend County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-08-00090-CV The Methodist Hospital v. Brenda Wahlenberg
Appeal from 334th District Court of Harris County


Criminal Causes Decided:

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala  
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-06-00645-CR Thomas Nathan Terrell v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 179th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala  
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-06-00646-CR Thomas Nathan Terrell v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 179th District Court of Harris County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-06-00865-CR John M. Cole v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 230th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes  
(Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes)
01-06-01026-CR Jonathan Lewis Rainey v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 182nd District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Taft  
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-06-01116-CR Ricky Pitts Jr. v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 338th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Chief Justice Radack  
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-00016-CR Blake Dustin Kuecker v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 21st District Court of Washington County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes  
(Before Justices Nuchia, Jennings and Keyes)
01-07-00099-CR Luis Noe Barrios v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 184th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Judge Wilson  
(Before Judge Wilson, Justices Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00175-CR Henry Lee Means Jr. v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 400th District Court of Ft. Bend County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Taft  
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-07-00288-CR Melanie Jean Simpson v. The State of Texas--Appeal from Co Crim Ct at Law No 5 of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Chief Justice Radack  
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-00607-CR Antoine Antonio Brown v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 179th District Court of Harris County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Chief Justice Radack  
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-08-00115-CR Blake Dustin Kuecker v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 21st District Court of Washington County

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam  
(Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-08-00224-CR Wesley Wellington White v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 337th District Court of Harris County

April 7, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

In re A&B GP, LLC (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 7, 2008)(per curiam, challenged order withdrawn)
DISMISS PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam
Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley
01-08-00217-CV        In re A&B GP, L.L.C.; A&B Valve and Piping Systems, L.P. a/k/a A&B Valve and Piping Systems;
Connie Dobson; Tara Kolar; Linda Urbanek; and Martin Willmore
Appeal from 113th District Court of Harris County (
Judge Patricia Hancock)

In re A&B Valve and Piping Systems, LP (Tex. App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 7, 2008)(per curiam)
DISMISS PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam
Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley
01-08-00218-CV        In re A&B Valve and Piping Systems, L.P. a/k/a A&B Valve and Piping Systems; A&B G.P.,L.L.C.;
Connie Dobson; Martin Willmore; Tara Kolar; and Linda Urbanek
Appeal from 113th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Honorable Patricia Hancock

Criminal Causes Decided: None

April 4, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

In re Ann Garrett (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 4, 2008)(per curiam)
DENY PETITION FOR WRIT OF INJUNCTION: Per Curiam
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala
01-08-00203-CV        In re Ann T. Garrett
Appeal from 405th District Court of Galveston County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Wayne J. Mallia

Criminal Causes Decided: None

April 3, 2008

Civil Causes Decided:

Jackson v. Tx. Bd. of Pardons and Paroles (Tex. App. - Houston [ 1st Dist.] Apr. 3, 2008)(Keyes) (expunction suit
improperly dismissed, no hearing set)
REVERSE TC JUDGMENT AND REMAND CASE TO TC FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS: Opinion by Justice Keyes
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala
01-03-00862-CV Donald C. Jackson v. Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, et al.
Appeal from 133rd District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Lamar McCorkle  

Schmidt v. Bell (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 3, 2008)(Bland) (motion for continuance denied, MSJ)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Bland
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-06-00161-CV Keith W. Schmidt v. Patsy Bell, V.P., et al.
Appeal from Co Civil Ct at Law No 4 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Roberta A. Lloyd

Thompson v. Winkelmann (Tex. App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 3, 2008)(Alcala) (real estate law, access to cemetery)
REVERSE TC JUDGMENT AND REMAND CASE TO TC FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS: Opinion by Justice Alcala
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala
01-06-00457-CV Sampson Thompson, Jr. and Earline Thompson, Gordon Ray Johnson v. Sam A. Winkelmann, Jr. et
al.
Appeal from County Court at Law No 3 & Probate Court of Brazoria County
Trial Court Judge: The Honorable James A. Blac...  

HCAD v. Sigmor Corp. (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 3, 2008)(Higley)(property tax litigation, taxing gas stations)
REVERSE TC JUDGMENT AND RENDER JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Higley
Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley
01-06-00740-CV Harris County Appraisal District v. Sigmor Corporation, et al
Appeal from 11th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Mark Davidson   

RDI Mechanical v. WPVA LP (Tex. App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 3, 2008)(Alcala)(foreclosure, M&M lien, trial by
consent)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala
01-06-00962-CV RDI Mechanical v. WPVA LP, et al
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Jack Cagle

National Advertising Co. v. Potter (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 3, 2008)(Higley) (lease law, billboards, business
disputes)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Higley
Before Justices Taft, Hanks and Higley
01-06-01042-CV National Advertising Company v. Larry E. Potter
Appeal from 270th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Brent Gamble

Curttright v. Curttright (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 3, 2008)(Hanks)(family law, divorce, sanctions cases)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Hanks
Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley
01-07-00117-CV Lisa Vo Curttright v. Paul Easton Curttright
Appeal from 245th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Annette Galik  

Pride International, Inc. v. Bragg (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 3, 2008)(Bland)
(
employment law, severance pay dispute)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Bland
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland
01-07-00188-CV Pride International, Inc. v. Paul A. Bragg
Appeal from 295th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Tracy Christopher  

Bermia v. DFPS (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 3, 2008)(Keyes) (termination of parental rights, ineffective counsel)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala
01-07-00699-CV Lisa Bermia v. Department of Family and Protective Services
Appeal from County Court at Law of Washington County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Matthew Reue  

Tanguy v. Laux (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 3, 2008)(Alcala)(temporary injunction, UFTA)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala
01-07-00765-CV Phillipe Tanguy v. David Laux
Appeal from 165th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Elizabeth Ray  

Bogan v. McDonald (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 3, 2008)(per curiam) (dismissed by appellant)
DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala
01-07-00915-CV Dr. Robert Bogan v. Tom McDonald and Dawn McDonald, Individually and on behalf of Laura
McDonald (Deceased)
Appeal from 190th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Jennifer Elrod  

In re Heather Sartain (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 3, 2008)(Nuchia) (family law,
temporary order for attorneys fees, mandamus granted, divorce, SAPCR proceedings, order granting
interim attorney's fees lifted,
temporary orders appeals]
GRANT PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Opinion by Justice Nuchia
Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley
01-07-00920-CV In re Heather Sartain
Appeal from 306th District Court of Galveston County
Trial Court Judge: Hon. Janis L. Yarbrough  

DISMISS APPEAL: Per Curiam
Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley
01-07-01022-CV Coastal Signs, Inc. v. City of Houston
Appeal from 333rd District Court of Harris County

Criminal Causes Decided:

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Keyes
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala)
01-07-00017-CR Alton Christopher Medley v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 400th District Court of Ft. Bend County

AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Bland
(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-07-00049-CR Ernest Pleasant v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 180th District Court of Harris County

REVERSE TC JUDGMENT AND RENDER JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Nuchia
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-07-00152-CR Mark Elliot Massie v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 185th District Court of Harris County

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01-07-00387-CR Rosali Bonilla v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 179th District Court of Harris County

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01-07-00471-CR David Marlon Delgado v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 412th Judicial District Court of Brazoria
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DENY PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: Per Curiam
(Before Justices Nuchia, Hanks and Higley)
01-08-00135-CR In re Jesus Nunez--Appeal from 338th District Court of Harris County

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(Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Jennings and Bland)
01-08-00193-CR In re Ronald Dwayne Whitfield--Appeal from 174th District Court of Harris County
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